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BlackRock® Canada Announces May Cash Distributions for the iShares® ETFs

TORONTO, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited (“BlackRock Canada”), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (BLK), today announced the May 2019 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the TSX or NEO which pay on a monthly basis as well as XIU. Unitholders of record of a fund on May 27, 2019 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on May 31, 2019.

Details regarding the “per unit” distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH 0.052
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO 0.041
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ 0.090
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW 0.030
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB 0.090
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF 0.038
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG 0.044
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD 0.050
iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD 0.078
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD 0.063
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD 0.069
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CYH 0.070
Dynamic iShares Active Tactical Bond ETF DXB 0.042
Dynamic iShares Active Canadian Dividend ETF DXC 0.040
Dynamic iShares Active Crossover Bond ETF DXO 0.057
Dynamic iShares Active Preferred Shares ETF DXP 0.072
Dynamic iShares Active Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF DXV 0.040
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE 0.040
iShares Core Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB 0.075
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB 0.053
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF XDG 0.062
iShares Core MSCI Global Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDGH 0.045
iShares Core MSCI Canadian Quality Dividend Index ETF XDIV 0.074
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF XDU 0.043
iShares Core MSCI US Quality Dividend Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XDUH 0.046
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV 0.085
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB 0.062
iShares S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI 0.082
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN 0.094
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR 0.032
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB 0.043
iShares Global Government Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XGGB 0.029
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB 0.066
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD 0.063
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF XHU 0.055
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY 0.087
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG 0.063
iShares S&P/TSX 60 Index ETF XIU 0.180
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB 0.068
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF 0.078
iShares High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB 0.044
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE 0.065
iShares ESG Canadian Aggregate Bond Index ETF XSAB 0.046
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB 0.055
iShares Conservative Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSC 0.047
iShares Conservative Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSE 0.048
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH 0.045
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI 0.056
iShares Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ 0.035
iShares ESG Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSTB 0.041
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR 0.050
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT 0.081

Estimated May Cash Distributions for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF

The May cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR 0.069

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on or about May 24, 2019, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at http://www.blackrock.com/ca.

About BlackRock
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About iShares ETFs
iShares unlocks opportunity across markets to meet the evolving needs of investors. With more than twenty years of experience, a global line-up of 800+ exchange traded funds (ETFs) and US$1.9 trillion in assets under management as of March 31, 2019, iShares continues to drive progress for the financial industry. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm1.

1 Based on US$6.52 trillion in AUM as of 3/31/19

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. 

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs.  Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.  Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional. 


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